Wide Open Spaces: Passover Themes; Exile and Freedom
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Wide Open Spaces: Passover Themes; Exile and Freedom

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Women of CBS Presents:
Wide Open Spaces: Passover Themes; Exile and Freedom


Please join Alana Ain and special guest Sarah Waxman, founder of At the Well, for this Passover discussion on themes of personal exile and freedom. 

Click HERE to read 'Four Questions with Sarah Waxman' on the CBS blog to get a quick preview of what to expect at Tuesday's event at CBS.

DATE: Tuesday, April 9
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
PLACE: MMR
RSVP: Click here | alana@bethsholomsf.org

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Achshav Yisrael Presents: The Upcoming Israeli Elections
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Achshav Yisrael Presents: The Upcoming Israeli Elections

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THE UPCOMING ISRAELI ELECTIONS

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3-5 p.m.
Where: Koret Hall, Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue (@Clement Street)

TICKETS:  Adults: $15 in advance ($20 at the door)
17 & under: FREE.

How does the Israeli political system differ from the US political system? How does the Israeli political system work? Why are elections being held now?

Join Achshav Yisrael for another stimulating presentation by Professor Eran Kaplan. Professor Kaplan will guide us through the intricacies of Israeli politics and educate us on how the upcoming Israeli elections will determine the next government of Israel.

Professor Kaplan, an Israeli-American, holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair of Israel Studies at San Francisco State University.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.


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Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition

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Join us at Beth Sholom for a four-part class taught by Lehrhaus Board President and CBS congregant, Howard Simon, and Rabbi Dan Ain. 

This class is a study of violence and non-violent resistance by Jews in different periods of Jewish history.
1st session (February 5): study the uses of violence in the Torah and rabbinic interpretations of those violent events.
2nd session (February 19): delve into an episode of Jewish struggle against Rome in first-century Jerusalem, as a possible early example of the method of non-violent resistance Gandhi later would call satyagraha.
3rd session (March 5): consider the turning inward of Jewish violence during the First Crusade in the form of kiddush ha’shem.
4th session (March 19): explore correspondence exchanged in 1938 between Gandhi, Martin Buber and other Jewish leaders regarding potential Jewish responses to Nazi oppression and, specifically, to Kristallnacht.

DATE: Tuesday evenings – March 5, 19
TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
PLACE: Board Room
FEES: As a nonprofit, Lehrhaus relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please contact Lehrhaus Judaica directly or REGISTER NOW.

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OFFER Shabbat Service This Friday! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Mar
22
to Mar 23

OFFER Shabbat Service This Friday! ALL ARE WELCOME!

Korban / OFFER Shabbat 

Join us on the fourth Friday of each month for a prayerful experience that is both inspired by - and led by - members of our community. 
Used colloquially to mean sacrifice, Korban is a Hebrew word: An offering that is brought for the purpose of drawing nearer to others and to G-d. 
Meeting in Makom Sholom, each Korban Shabbat is determined by the offerings brought by those present, including but not limited to music, readings, movement and meditations.

Through our offerings and willing engagement, we create a holy community, one in which G-d's presence is brought close. Korban Shabbat is an evening of sharing your own personal connections and avenues to prayer with members of this community.

Committing an offering is not required to attend. If you are interested in giving an offering, please contact Kelsey Russom.
Past offerings have included song, mediation, poetry, teachings - but are not limited to these - Feel free to offer your own connection to prayer.

What to Expect:
*Beginners in all areas welcome / encouraged 
*Sitting on floor cushions / benches: comfortable clothing 
*Geared towards grown-ups / mature teens -- For Ages 16 and older 
*A safe space that is open, respectful and conducive to sharing

DATE: Friday, March 22
TIME: Service, 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Makom Sholom
COST: Free! All are welcome. Bring a friend!

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Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition -Last Class
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition -Last Class

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Join us at Beth Sholom for a four-part class taught by Lehrhaus Board President and CBS congregant, Howard Simon, and Rabbi Dan Ain. 

This class is a study of violence and non-violent resistance by Jews in different periods of Jewish history.
1st session (February 5): study the uses of violence in the Torah and rabbinic interpretations of those violent events.
2nd session (February 19): delve into an episode of Jewish struggle against Rome in first-century Jerusalem, as a possible early example of the method of non-violent resistance Gandhi later would call satyagraha.
3rd session (March 5): consider the turning inward of Jewish violence during the First Crusade in the form of kiddush ha’shem.
4th session (March 19): explore correspondence exchanged in 1938 between Gandhi, Martin Buber and other Jewish leaders regarding potential Jewish responses to Nazi oppression and, specifically, to Kristallnacht.

DATE: Tuesday evening – March 19
TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
PLACE: Board Room
FEES: As a nonprofit, Lehrhaus relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please contact Lehrhaus Judaica directly or REGISTER NOW.

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LISTEN Kabbalat Shabbat service with the Horowitz and Segelstein duo of Veretski Pass
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

LISTEN Kabbalat Shabbat service with the Horowitz and Segelstein duo of Veretski Pass

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LISTEN Kabbalat Shabbat service with the Horowitz and Segelstein duo of Veretski Pass

Local heroes and internationally acclaimed figures in the klezmer revival, this husband and wife duo of Cookie Segelstein, violin, and Joshua Horowitz, keyboard and cimablon, consistently push the boundaries of Jewish instrumental

music revivalism through exciting collaborations, rich compositional experiments and groundbreaking research. Taking its name from the mountain pass through which Magyar tribes crossed into the Carpathian basin to settle what later became the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Veretski Pass offers a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. The trio plays Old Country Music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. For this event, Veretski Pass will be joined by series curator Jeremiah Lockwood in presenting interpretations of cantorial liturgical classics.


DATE: Friday, March 15
TIME: Nosh, 6 p.m. || Service, 6:30 p.m. || Dessert to follow
PLACE: Gronowski Family Chapel
COST: Free! All are welcome. Bring a friend!

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Tot Shabbat
Feb
23
11:15 AM11:15

Tot Shabbat

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Bring your little ones to Tot Shabbat!

We invite children, birth to age 5, and their families, to celebrate Shabbat mornings in a child-focused environment. Our music specialist, Toby Pechner, will facilitate this short and sweet, preschool-friendly, interactive service that allows even our youngest community members to experience the joy of Shabbat in a warm and welcoming setting.

Tot Shabbat begins at 11:15 a.m. and concludes at noon in the chapel.
Following Tot Shabbat, everyone is invited to join the greater CBS community for Kiddush lunch at noon in Koret Hall.
 

DATE: Saturdays; March 2, March 16, April 6, May 4, May 18
TIME: 11:15 a.m.
PLACE: Gronowski Family Chapel
COST: No cost

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OFFER Shabbat Service This Friday! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Feb
22
to Feb 23

OFFER Shabbat Service This Friday! ALL ARE WELCOME!

Korban / OFFER Shabbat 

Join us on the fourth Friday of each month for a prayerful experience that is both inspired by - and led by - members of our community. 
Used colloquially to mean sacrifice, Korban is a Hebrew word: An offering that is brought for the purpose of drawing nearer to others and to G-d. 
Meeting in Makom Sholom, each Korban Shabbat is determined by the offerings brought by those present, including but not limited to music, readings, movement and meditations.

Through our offerings and willing engagement, we create a holy community, one in which G-d's presence is brought close. Korban Shabbat is an evening of sharing your own personal connections and avenues to prayer with members of this community.

Committing an offering is not required to attend. If you are interested in giving an offering, please contact Kelsey Russom.
Past offerings have included song, mediation, poetry, teachings - but are not limited to these - Feel free to offer your own connection to prayer.

What to Expect:
*Beginners in all areas welcome / encouraged 
*Sitting on floor cushions / benches: comfortable clothing 
*Geared towards grown-ups / mature teens -- For Ages 16 and older 
*A safe space that is open, respectful and conducive to sharing

DATE: Friday, February 22
TIME: Service, 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Makom Sholom
COST: Free! All are welcome. Bring a friend!

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Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition

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Join us at Beth Sholom for a four-part class taught by Lehrhaus Board President and CBS congregant, Howard Simon, and Rabbi Dan Ain. 

This class is a study of violence and non-violent resistance by Jews in different periods of Jewish history.
1st session (February 5): study the uses of violence in the Torah and rabbinic interpretations of those violent events.
2nd session (February 19): delve into an episode of Jewish struggle against Rome in first-century Jerusalem, as a possible early example of the method of non-violent resistance Gandhi later would call satyagraha.
3rd session (March 5): consider the turning inward of Jewish violence during the First Crusade in the form of kiddush ha’shem.
4th session (March 19): explore correspondence exchanged in 1938 between Gandhi, Martin Buber and other Jewish leaders regarding potential Jewish responses to Nazi oppression and, specifically, to Kristallnacht.

DATE: Tuesday evenings – February 19, March 5, 19
TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
PLACE: Board Room
FEES: As a nonprofit, Lehrhaus relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please contact Lehrhaus Judaica directly or REGISTER NOW.

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LISTEN Kabbalat Shabbat service with special guest, Ziek McCarter with members of Con Brio!
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

LISTEN Kabbalat Shabbat service with special guest, Ziek McCarter with members of Con Brio!

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LISTEN Kabbalat Shabbat service with special guest, Ziek McCarter with members of Con Brio!

Ziek McCarter is one of the freshest and most charismatic voices in contemporary rhythm and blues. His band Con Brio is a Bay Area seven-piece that plays energetic soul, psych-rock and R&B that’s as fresh and freethinking as the place they call home. 

With Ziek McCarter bringing “the dance moves, splits and all, of James Brown” (KQED) and a tight, veteran band that “comes across like a party punk version of Sly and the Family Stone” (Consequence of Sound), Con Brio is known to convert audiences around the globe with their electric live show. 

DATE: Friday, February 15
TIME: Nosh, 6 p.m.; Service, 6:30 p.m.; Dessert to follow
PLACE: Gronowski Family Chapel
COST: Free! All are welcome. Bring a friend!

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Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Achshav Yisrael screens film by executive producer Nancy Spielberg

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Please join us to view this incredible documentary film by Executive Producer, Nancy Spielberg (Steven Spielbergí’s younger sister.)

Above and Beyond is a feature-length documentary, created from a mix of archival footage and special effects from Industrial Light and Magic. It tells the story of WWII volunteer pilots, Jews and non-Jews alike, who risked everything to defend Israel in its War of Independence in 1948. 

Winner of Best Documentary at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and the Berkshire International Film Festival. See the movie trailer.

DATE: Sunday, February 10
TIME: 3-5 p.m.
PLACE: Koret Hall, Congregation Beth Sholom
301 - 14th Avenue (@ Clement Street), San Francisco, 94118
COST: FREE! Refreshments will be served.
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW Pre-registration is required

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Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition — classes begin this week
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition — classes begin this week

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Join us at Beth Sholom for a four-part class taught by Lehrhaus Board President and CBS congregant, Howard Simon, and Rabbi Dan Ain. 

This class is a study of violence and non-violent resistance by Jews in different periods of Jewish history.
1st session: study the uses of violence in the Torah and rabbinic interpretations of those violent events.
2nd session: delve into an episode of Jewish struggle against Rome in first-century Jerusalem, as a possible early example of the method of non-violent resistance Gandhi later would call satyagraha.
3rd session: consider the turning inward of Jewish violence during the First Crusade in the form of kiddush ha’shem.
4th session: explore correspondence exchanged in 1938 between Gandhi, Martin Buber and other Jewish leaders regarding potential Jewish responses to Nazi oppression and, specifically, to Kristallnacht.

DATE: Tuesday evenings – February 5, 19, March 5, 19
TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
PLACE: Board Room
FEES: As a nonprofit, Lehrhaus relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please contact Lehrhaus Judaica directly or REGISTER NOW.

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Tot Shabbat
Feb
2
11:15 AM11:15

Tot Shabbat

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Bring your little ones to Tot Shabbat!

We're inviting children, birth to age 5, and their families, to celebrate Shabbat morning this week!

Our music specialist, Toby Pechner, will facilitate this short and sweet, preschool-friendly, interactive service that allows even our youngest community members to experience the joy of Shabbat in a warm and welcoming setting.

Tot Shabbat begins at 11:15 a.m. and concludes at noon in the chapel. Stay for Kiddush lunch afterwords!

DATE: Saturday, February 2
TIME: 11:15 a.m.
PLACE: Gronowski Family Chapel
Contact Dale Kleisley for more information.

Mark your calendars now for upcoming Tot Shabbat dates: February 23, March 2 & 16, April 6, May 4 & 18

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The CBS Parents Book Group Meets in February
Feb
2
9:45 AM09:45

The CBS Parents Book Group Meets in February

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CBS PARENTS BOOK CLUB

A book club for parents in the CBS community, the group comes together on school class days to discuss books of interest to the participants. The club reads books from the Jewish Community Library’s Book Club In A Box program, and all books are available to borrow from Rebecca Goodman‘s office in the CBS administrative area.

WHEN: Quarterly
WHERE: Boardroom
NEXT MEETING: Saturday, February 2
TIME: 9:45 - 11 a.m.
NEXT BOOK: Homesick by Eshkol Nevo.
CONTACT: Elin Cohen

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